Supporting babies with cleft lip and palate: Our Actions in Thailand
Since 2017, Thai Pigeon has worked with Operation Smile Thailand* to support babies with cleft lip and palate.
Babies with a cleft lip and palate have symptoms with their mouth, palate, and maxilla, making it difficult for them to be fed directly from mothers’ breasts or to use normal nursing bottles.
In Thailand, one in 700 babies with cleft lip and/or cleft palate are said to be born. We have consecutively donated these babies and their families with our bottles with specially designed nipples enabling them to use, even if they have sucking difficulties. The total number of bottles with the special nipples we have donated via Operation Smile Thailand in the last 3 years is 2,760 in Thailand.
We will continue to support these babies and their families in the future.
* Operation Smile is a non-profit organization that operates worldwide to provide free surgery for people with cleft lips and palates.